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Friday, December 25, 2020

1990 Reno Silver Sox - California League co-op team

Features on each member of the 1990 Reno Silver Sox, high-A co-op team that included Cleveland  Indians organization players, as included in that year's team set.

Reno Silver Sox (31)
  1. Barry Blackwell got off to a strong start at high-A in 1990; Saw three pro seasons, 11/27/20
  2. Mike Brown believed in his players over five seasons as manager; Also played, 12/18/20
  3. Felix Caraballo began as a baseball player, made high-A; Later settled in new job, became street sweeper, 11/19/20
  4. Joel Chimelis watched over Pete Alonso at AAA as a coach; Made bigs for two days as a player, 11/24/20
  5. Keith Charbonnet came through in clutch over 12 pro seasons; Made AA, played in independent ball, 11/22/20
  6. Gerry Clark had a live, young arm in college; Played four pro seasons, made high-A, 12/5/20
  7. Chris Cole showed good location in 1990 start; Saw two pro seasons, made high-A, 11/24/20
  8. Tim Donahue stayed positive over three pro seasons, made high-A; Later saw his son turn pro, 11/21/20
  9. Mike Easley hit go-ahead single in 1990 game; Saw four pro seasons, made AA, 12/20/20
  10. Tom Eiterman credited his college coaches for his quiet approach; Saw four pro seasons, made AA, 12/15/20
  11. Alex Ferran had a strong arm in outfield, later tried pitching; Made high-A, later played softball, 11/20/20
  12. Ben Gallo played seven seasons, then turned  coach at Reno, worked on pitcher concentration, 12/19/20
  13. Milt Harper worked to win over decade as pro, made AA, Taiwan; Died in Taiwan in 1993 at age 31, 11/20/20
  14. Todd Karli served as top-notch radio broadcaster for Reno, has since done same in TV sports, news, 11/21/20
  15. Jerry Maldonado earned Bronze Star in Vietnam, served as teacher and, for a time, with hometown baseball team, 12/16/20
  16. Carlos Mota took pride in his defense over 12 pro seasons; Made AAA, saw independent ball, 12/12/20
  17. Gary Nalls got off to slow start in second pro season; Played in six total, made AA, 12/6/20
  18. Jack Patton won executive of year honors in Cal League in 1989; Saw Reno, Riverside, Bakersfield, 12/19/20
  19. Greg Paxton threw strikes, let his defense work; Saw two pro seasons, made high-A, 12/5/20
  20. Cecil Pettiford helped Salt Lake to 1992 division title; Saw seven pro seasons, made AA, 12/15/20
  21. Clyde 'Pork Chop' Pough played in front of plenty over 16 pro seasons; Nickname proved memorable, 12/2/20
  22. Tad Powers played in four minors seasons and in Australia; Became a baseball entrepreneur, 11/26/20
  23. Rich St. John served as an Indians minors trainer two seasons; Started in college, 12/25/20
  24. Keith Shepherd got noticed by two stars, saw time in four ML seasons, 11/24/20
  25. Mike Soper threw sinkerballs and saved games; Saw six pro seasons, made AAA, 12/4/20
  26. Dean Treanor once served as an undercover police officer; Later served as major league bullpen coach, 12/9/20
  27. Bill Wertz made major league debut in hometown; Saw time over two big league seasons, 12/1/20
  28. Ken Whitfield wanted the chance to see if he was a major leaguer; Briefly made AAA, not bigs, 11/30/20
  29. Jeff Whitney returned to play after injury, year away; Saw three pro seasons, made high-A, 12/4/20
  30. Kaha Wong helped club to 1990 win, later helped his sons Kolten and Kean to bigs, 12/24/20

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